Can He heal me?
The Gospel's account of the Savior's healing a woman with an issue of blood provides a powerful lesson for those dealing with issues of shame, doubt, or despair. Taking some (major) scriptural liberties, I'd like to share a possible version of this account from the woman's perspective: Jesus. The 'Holy Man,' she thought. Although it had only been a few weeks since He had begun to visit the nearby towns, the rumors about this godlike Man spread like hungry flames across a dry grassland. Some said He was a revolutionary or a lunatic, others a wise teacher or even something more than human. Her belief in the legends about His ability to cure, however, was the major force pulling her to the street she worked her way towards now. He is a Healer. For 12 years I have suffered... Could He be the answer? Once a well-functioning member of the community, she was now completely penniless, having spent over a decade on doctor after doctor... She didn't